I love my bike, and I love riding through this city. Being a passionate advocate for the bicycle in general, and a regular rider down Canning street I am also in favour of allowing bikes through the Carlton gardens. The bike path ends abruptly and confusingly, funneling commuting bikes down the footpath at the side of the park, where most pedestrians don't expect or realize it is a shared path. It's frustrating.
I know this is one of those issues that divides the people, but Bikes make our city better, and not just for those riding them. Ronan has organised a protest, and others have talked about it here.
In a slightly related note, look at these wonderful Bicycle Portraits. And some more bike love and joy here, Roda Roda Soundsystem.